Who wouldn’t love a feel- good cartoon complete with danger, mystery, and an Oscar-nominated Paul Simon ditty? The story revolves around Eliza Thornberry, a preteen who is blessed with a herd of friends who all happen to be animals. While on a trip to Africa with her documentarian family, poachers steal one of Eliza’s furry pals, and the entire clan – including her sarcastic teen sister and desperately-in-need-of-Ritalin younger brother – drop everything to save him. Despite a few Velveeta moments, Thornberrys’ witty dialogue and vivid characters make the crossbreed of Crocodile Hunter and The Lion King naturally entertaining.
Genre: Animation, Kids and Family; Starring: Lacey Chabert, Tim Curry, Flea, Danielle Harris, Tom Kane, Lynn Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Rupert Everett, Marisa Tomei, Alfre Woodard; Director: Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath; Author: Kate Boutilier; Release Date Wide: 12/20/2002; Runtime (in minutes): 85; MPAA Rating: PG; Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Posted April 11 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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